Watermelon Margaritas – A refreshing margarita that is made with fresh watermelon juice, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and silver tequila. The perfect drink for summer parties and barbecues!
Man, when it comes to warm weather, I cannot spend a weekend without a refreshing drink in my hand. Whether it’s these mimosas or this sangria or even just a beer, I need to have something cold and boozy to sip on by the pool. This care-free feeling is what’s keeping me from jumping on the baby train. Let me hold on to it for just a few more years!!
Today’s recipe is yet another refreshing, juicy, cocktail that SCREAMS summertime that I can sip on while I enjoy my baby-less moments of peace (for now, anyway). Say hello to these Watermelon Margaritas!
This margarita, like many of my recent recipes, was inspired by a drink that I tried at a local restaurant here in Atlanta. I am margarita fanatic so you can best-believe that I have had any and every flavor under the sun.
But this watermelon version was entirely new to me! I had never seen it before so I had to try it. And it did not disappoint! Super refreshing and the perfect accompaniment to summer.
To make this boozy treat at home, all you have to do is blend fresh watermelon, strain it, and add in the typical margarita fare: agave syrup, triple sec, lime juice, and tequila.
When I first ventured out to make these, I was worried that I’d need a juicer to make fresh watermelon juice. Nope! Watermelon is so juicy that you can easily juice it in your blender or food processor. But you do have to remove the pulp by straining through a mesh strainer.
Here are a few others tips to help you when making these amazing margs:
- This recipe is for a small pitcher of margaritas served over ice (about 4 servings). If you want to make more, just double the recipe. Or if you just want to make one, divide the recipe by 4. But I can assure you, you won’t be able to have just one.
- If you want to impress your guests with presentation, you can serve your margs in this keg. Isn’t this the coolest thing you’ve ever seen?! You’ll need to make a double batch to fill up this keg.
- To help incorporate the agave, mix it directly into the lime juice and stir, before adding to the margarita mixture. The acid in the lime juice will break down the sticky syrup.
- The watermelon juice can be made ahead of time (no more than a couple days before), but it may separate a little after a day or so. Just give it a shake to combine it all together.
Alright guys…how excited are you to try these amazing watermelon margaritas?! I am pretty excited for you. It’s going to be a HIT this summer. Let me know how they turn out by commenting below. Enjoy!!
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- 4 cups watermelon diced, plus extra for garnish
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt flakes plus extra for garnish
- 8 ounces tequila silver
- 4 ounces triple sec
- 4 ounces fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons agave syrup
- Blend watermelon in blender until smooth. Filter through mesh sieve to remove excess pulp. Taste juice and add a pinch of salt. Taste again and add more, if needed. I used 1/4 teaspoon in mine to really bring out the flavor of the juice.
- Add 12 ounces of watermelon juice to small pitcher with tequila and triple sec. Mix lime juice and agave syrup together until syrup is dissolved. Add to watermelon mixture. Stir to combine together.
- If you'd like to add salt to the rim, place a little lime juice or water in a plate. Place some flaky salt on another plate. Dip the rim of each glass in lime juice/water and then into the salt.
- Add ice to each glass. Fill each glass with margarita mix. Add a mini slice of watermelon for garnish.
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This Watermelon Margaritas seems amazing and unique. Seems super amazing , never tried this before . Thanks for sharing this one with us.
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Bella Adams says
The best watermelon margarita I’ve ever tasted. Thanks for the recipe!
Jeremy Adams says
wow this is sweet I love this article
Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! I made it on my IG Live today in a series about bringing a taste of vacation home. I gave you a shout for providing the recipe. You can watch the video here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGa-g8ZjCZq/?igshid=ua6i2szunhni Thanks again!
matrix snipen says
So good! I just made these and am loving them. I’m on my 2nd one lol.
Haha love that! Thanks for the feedback!
Nelofar Shaik says
Wowww Ya… So rejuvenating. Gimme all….. I don’t wanna make… Just wanna slurrpppppp.
Sooo good! I just made these and am loving them. I’m on my 2nd one lol!
Haha yes! You can’t have just one! So glad you loved them!
Amy B. says
I have frozen watermelon juice – do you think I could use that to make frozen watermelon maragaritas?
Oh for sure! Just blend all the ingredients in a blender and that’s it!
Molly | Miss Molly Moon says
GIRL. These look absolutely amazing–I’m not a big margarita drinker any more…but I would get down on a watermelon margarita!
Molly // Miss Molly Moon
Haha thank you!!
These look so delish and refreshing!! Yum.
Nicole Parise says
These look so good! My mom would go crazy for one 😛 I’ll have to send it along!
Maryanne | the little epicurean says
This is the perfect drink for the first day of summer!
I will definitely be making these for the 4th!
Joanie @ One Dish Kitchen says
I love this! I’ve never tasted a watermelon margarita but imagine it must taste amazing! Definitely adding this one to our summer cocktail list!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Oh, my! This looks absolutely amazing and cannot wait to try it! We have so many great margarita options here in the SW, and this one needs to be added to my list!
Latasha Peterson says
Yummy! I absolutely love watermelon and these drinks look amazingggg!
Elise Cohen Ho says
I love that you ditched the processed sugar.
I always get these when I’m out to eat but had never thought of making them at home.
Oh my goodness! YUM. This is the perfect summer drink! I can’t wait to make these!!
Super refreshing and perfect for summer.
OMG…looks so yummy and refreshing…perfect for summer
Kristen Kavan says
this looks so good and so refreshing! Perfect for our 95 degree weather we’re supposed to get this week!
Gahhh! I think we’re getting that weather too! So I guess I’m making margs too!
OMG…my mouth was watering reading this. I will absolutely have to try =)
Lydia | chicandmodish.com
Oh my gosh, I need one of these..like now!!
Victoria with One Sharp Mama says
This looks so delicious! I just got a watermelon at the grocery store too. Looks like I may be giving this a try soon 🙂
This recipe sounds incredible. I must give it a go!
Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms says
Yum! I love watermelon and this looks perfect for the hot summer months!
Oh dear goodness, YUM YUM and YUM!
Oh my goodness this sounds like a summer explosion in my mouth! I’m definitely trying!
Jenna Urben says
This sounds so delicious and refreshing! I can’t wait to try this summer. In the past, I’ve made something similar but this recipe definitely elevated the watermelon margarita!
Corinne & Kirsty says
You got me at margaritas! It look so good and refreshing! I love watermelons! and your photography is amazing! xx corinne
wow these look amazing! great pictures and great post. very inspiring and perfect for summer! thank you
Theresa Bailey says
What a nice refreshing drink for summer!
Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries says
Ah, it’s summer in a glass!! These look so delicious and refreshing 🙂
Aw thanks so much!
Gabriela Cerdas says
Yum!! I´ll save this recipe for my next BBQ
jessica devlin says
i’m not a big drinker but this sounds so refreshing and looks gorgeous! love it
YUM these look amazing!
I must try to make these!
Thanks so much!
Summer @ Coffee With Summer says
Oh gosh, this looks so heavenly! I need to make this like right now, haha. This is day-drinking worthy!
Thanks soo much!
Oh man these drinks are calling my name! They look so refreshing. We’re expecting a ridiculously warm and humid weather this week…these margaritas will be perfect.
Ugh us too! My hair was a MESS this morning because of the humidity. I think I may need to make some, myself 🙂
OH MY! This look incredible! Definitely pinning for later!
Thanks so much!
This is perfection. 🙂
Thanks so much!
Shannon Morscheck says
It’s only 7 am here and I am already wanting one of these! YUM!
Haha there’s no shame in that!
Tanvi Rastogi says
These look so refreshing and tempting. Perfect for a hot summer day.
These look so delicious and refreshing!!! Definitely need to make these for our next BBQ!
Thanks so much!
Yes! These look delicious and super refreshing, I’m so happy it’s wateemelon season!
Yay me too!
Harmony, Momma To Go says
I pinned this for summer! Love watermelon, love margaritas! I love making my onw margaritas so there isnt a ton of sugar or junk in them!
Yes! Such a good point. I hate that margarita mixes have all those added sugars and preservatives. Making the mix from scratch is a much better way to go!
Terry White says
Looks delicious … It’s worth a try!